MNHS Announces 2019 Legacy Research Fellowship Awards

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December 21, 2018
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MNHS Announces 2019 Legacy Research Fellowship Awards

Fellowship supports researchers who are advancing Minnesota history.

The Minnesota Historical Society is pleased to announce the 2019 recipients of the Legacy Research Fellowship program. This is the fifth round of fellowships awarded by MNHS, made possible by funding from the Legacy Amendment’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund.

The competitive fellowship is designed to support research on Minnesota history that is conducted at the Gale Family Library at the Minnesota History Center. The fellowship is open to any post-college Minnesota scholar.

The 2019 awardees are:

  • Heather Carroll, Minneapolis: Minnesota's Art and Feminism in the 1970s
  • Patricia Cavanaugh, St. Paul: The Early Development of Watershed-Based Governance in Minnesota
  • Steven Dornfeld, Woodbury: 1969 Bus Strike: A Critical Turning Point
  • Chris Hommerding, Minneapolis: The Otherness of Ober: Queerness, Wilderness, and Place-Making
  • Louis Johnston, St. Cloud: The Work of the Minnesota Resources Commission, 1939-1947
  • Jessica Milgroom, Elk River: Access to Wild Rice
  • William Millikan, Minneapolis: Financing the Development of Minnesota with Indian Lands: The Homestead Act
  • Barbara Scott, St. Paul: European American Women at Nineteenth-Century Fort Snelling

Awards of $3,500 are made to fellowship recipients. Recipients will write articles for MNopedia, MNHS’s online resource for reliable information about significant people, places, events and things in Minnesota history. Several also hope to produce articles for MNHS’s journal, “Minnesota History”.

For more information visit the Legacy Research Fellowship webpage.

The Legacy Research Fellowship is made possible by the Legacy Amendment’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund through the vote of Minnesotans on Nov. 4, 2008.

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About the Minnesota Historical Society
The Minnesota Historical Society is a nonprofit educational and cultural institution established in 1849. MNHS collects, preserves and tells the story of Minnesota’s past through museum exhibits, libraries and collections, historic sites, educational programs and book publishing. Using the power of history to transform lives, MNHS preserves our past, shares our state’s stories and connects people with history.

The Minnesota Historical Society is supported in part by its Premier Partners: Xcel Energy and Explore Minnesota Tourism.